The Royal Palms

80% love it
As good as it gets
The Royal Palms previously occupied a different location but moved into this new building in 2011, with 2 pools, a small restaurant, bar, and spa. The rooms are all-white minimalist chic, with amenities found in major hotels, and the service is quite good. The pool is usually crowded with a mix of guests as well as locals.


    • wscgw25
      wscgw25 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not gay at all anymore, safe for the lost ones that wonder in and get very confused.

    • rmalonern1
      rmalonern1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dr. Eve
      Looks like Dr. Eve dehomsexualized this place. If you are looking for gay resort this is not it.

    • Noey310
      Noey310 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      make a u-turn!
      I used to live a block away and loved the fact that the RP was a really nice gay mens resort and I would drop by to have drinks and lunch with friends every now and then, and enjoyed the drag shows and all the events on the weekends, especially the tea dance on sundays, but no more, now its a family friendly resort, and it does cater to exclusively to gay men, now its anybody and everybody! what a bummer! well it was good while it lasted, same goes to the rest of the gay oriented spots in the area, soon it will all be "family friendly" that is all fine if thats what your looking for! am a gay man and I love to have fun around my gay friends, when I want to be in a family friendly place I'll go visit my own family in N.Y. Thank you... Good Bye RP you really suck now!

    • jakbqwik
      jakbqwik Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not a men's resort and barely gay
      It appears to have changed owners or management. Sadly, I was not informed when booking my annual visit. Now I am stuck here for six days! HELP! There are more women than men staying here, which makes it uncomfortable and quite LOUD. The remainder are older hetero couples and even some TEENAGERS! I won't be back.

    • edwardamaral
      edwardamaral Over a year ago

      Great on SUNDAY for t dance

    • ctrever23
      ctrever23 Over a year ago

      Great day-spot
      I did not even stay here. We dropped by for the afternoon and I was sold. This place is definitely on my list the next time I go to Lauderdale!

    • JoeFuentes
      JoeFuentes Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Five Star Five Diamond
      This place recently reopened with new owners and a complete overhaul. I LOVE THIS PLACE. It is classy and modern and tasteful and what you would expect from a high end gay resort. I have stayed here a few times and always had a great time. Mild to high sexual energy and a good crowd comes here. Ive ben to a couple of their tea dances as well.... Always fun and the place just looks sharp - clean lines and comtemporary chic. LUV IT!

    • conkytonkin
      conkytonkin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      extremely friendly staff, great barand drinks, beautiful resort to stay ay, great food to enjoy at their restaurant and 2 pools, and great T-dances on 3rd sunday of month

    • BadDawg
      BadDawg Over a year ago
      Loves it

      You must stay here...
      The attention to detail by the staff is amazing. Great group of guys on property that take care of your every need. The newly remodeled rooms are incredible. Have a cocktail at the pool from the bar just steps away or a meal on the pool deck. By the way, take advantage of the spa on site and treat yourself to a massage. True bliss. Thanks Larry, you are the absolute best! ... and if all that wasn't enough, Royal Palms is just a block to the beach. Wow, great value for a property of this caliber.

    • HS2012
      HS2012 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      thumbs up
      We travel so much usually stay in well known 5 star hotels. We booked this place because of its nice web pictures , we spent the weekend , we give it thumbs up , friendly staff , two pools , clean stylish room decor and walking distance to the beach . We would definitely come back .

    • remont.moneghan
      remont.moneghan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      bring lots cash
      We went there for dinner,and show,ordered a salad and an entree the portion was small. i left still hungry and way overpriced

    • SoCaLPecs
      SoCaLPecs Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Haven't stayed here yet, BUT...
      Haven't stayed here yet, BUT we certainly will the next time we're in Fort Lauderdale. We just spent a week in Florida at my partner's one bedroom timeshare down the road. While we were there, we walked over to the Royal Palms to have a tour. The front desk gladly showed us around the spacious grounds and, even upon knowing we were staying at a timeshare, told us to stop by if we wanted to swim or lay in the sun while we were in FL. We only had one day left in our vacation, but we decided to take him up on the offer. But first, the rooms are crisp and clean and the most modern I've seen in a long time. And quite roomy too. Big plus! We came back the following day to get some sun and swim a bit before our long flight back to Los Angeles. Poolside was well attended by some hot and friendly guys. We found a spot and relaxed and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. We decided to grab a bite from the little restaurant on the premises, and an efficient (and cute) waiter came over to take our food order and drink order. There is a poolside bar, which is a big plus if you are staying poolside for the afternoon, or early evening for that matter. Food was delicious and I was having serious thoughts of not wanting to leave for the airport! There's also a full service spa for your massages and a nice little locker area with shower that we used before we got ready for the airport. We really enjoyed the afternoon we spent here, and know that this place would be enjoyable for a longer stay!

    • thomasoo
      thomasoo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      An absolutely amazing experience
      This place was top notch. I have traveled all over the world and stayed at some really great places. I have never had this kind of service - amazing.